Food in the news – 3 January 2015
Food in the news – here are the food stories that have been making the news this week, including wine ice-cream, why Coca-Cola is the best hangover cure and why oyster sales are rocketing.
Nando’s accidentally bills family £6,000 – enough for 500 whole chickens
A British family were billed £6,235 in Nando’s in London – enough to pay for 480 whole peri-peri chickens. Businessman Aurel Lupsa and his family had actually dined on a modest meal of chicken wings – rather than an outright massacre of the chicken kingdom.
Wine ice-cream is finally here: Praise the Lord
Once upon a time we had to choose between wine and ice cream, or buy both. But now some clever soul has invented wine ice cream. Two of the best things ever in one pot. And at five per cent alcohol you can actually get drunk from them (always eat responsibly).
Why Coca-Cola is the best New Year hangover cure
According to a raft of celebrities, however, there’s only one cure that truly takes the edge off after a big night out: Coca-Cola. The “Black Doctor” or “Red Ambulance”, as it’s been dubbed, has become the A-list hangover fix of choice.
Goodbye to cheese and pineapple as oyster sales rocket
According to Waitrose, there has been a 78 per cent increase in sales of fresh oysters this December, compared to last year. For a long time the preserve of the rich, the shellfish have become more readily available since supermarkets started stocking them.
Vladimir Putin keeps vodka cheap as Russian economic crisis deepens
Belgian charity installs public fridge where people can leave food for the homeless and those in need
Belgian charity organisation Corvia has installed a public fridge in a Brussels street where members of the general public can leave food for the homeless and those just needing a little helping hand, especially during the freezing winter months.
Freeze Christmas leftovers to prevent waste